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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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Marines: Corps’ ‘pit crew’ is aircraft maintenance personnel

Posted  October 3, 2014

Cpl. Michael Hinds, an airframes mechanic with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, works on an FA-18 Hornet Sunday during Forager Fury III on Andersen Air Force Base. He performs routine maintenance to ensure the safety of the pilot.   ANDERSEN AIR…

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NCO, Soldier of Year chosen for 111th MI Bde.

Posted  October 3, 2014

The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade held their NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Huachuca Sept. 23 – 25.

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

FH instructor-led fitness classes cost $3 The Fort Huachuca Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has implemented a $3-per-session fee for instructor-led fitness classes. The change comes as a result of a significant reduction to funding for the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics program. Fort Huachuca was one of only a few Army installations still…

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FMWR Briefs – October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

‘Bikes and Bands’ street fair Sunday FMWR and Sierra Cycles invite everyone to “party in the street” when they present the “Bikes and Bands” Street Fair Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Hatfield Street, between Irwin and Bissel on Fort Huachuca. Admission is free. “Brigade FMX World Wide Extreme Motorsports” will perform. Food vendors…

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Fun Fest brings weekend excitement to town

Posted  October 3, 2014

Kathy Miller, FMWR Sam Owens of Sit Means Sit gives pointers to a Mutt March participant Saturday during the Fun Festival at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista. Those with dogs began their marches as they came and registered rather than all at once with a shotgun start.   Kathy Miller, FMWR Sheila Dahoney of…

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Community Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Walk/run slated for Saturday Discover “How the West was RUN” during a 5K/10K run and walk in Sierra Vista’s West End Saturday. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Len Roberts Park, 101 E. Theater Dr. Packet pick‐up and race day registration takes place 6:45 – 7:45 a.m. Awards will be given for the top…

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FMWR Briefs – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 1, 2014

Bowling tournament set for Saturday Desert Lanes has scheduled an open bowling tournament for Saturday. The first shift bowls at noon and the second shift follows. Entry fee is $25 per person and the tournament is open to everyone. For more information, call 520.533.2849. Coaches’ meeting planned for basketball The Coaches’ Meeting for the 2014…

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‘Start Strong:’ Every Army career starts with TRADOC

Posted  September 26, 2014

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the “Start Strong” phase of every Soldier’s career. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, known as TRADOC, transforms civilians into Soldiers and provides…

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Honoring Gold Star Mothers

Posted  September 26, 2014

As part of our commitment to never forget those Soldiers who gave all, the Army joins the Nation on Sunday in remembering the strength and sacrifice of its Gold Star Mothers. Since 1936, Congress has set aside the last Sunday in September to recognize the mothers of Service members who have died while defending our…

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Remember Gold Star Mothers, Families

Posted  September 26, 2014

The term Gold Star Family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by Families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate Family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which…

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